Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) called Sunday for President Trump to either prove his claim that President Barack Obama tapped the phones in Trump Tower during last year’s election campaign or drop the accusation.
“The president has one of two choices, either retract or provide the information that the American people deserve,” McCain said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I have no reason to believe that the charge is true, but I also believe that the president of the United States could clear this up in a minute.”
—The Washington Post, McCain to Trump: Retract wiretapping claim or prove it
Other top lawmakers are saying the same thing. I feel much more comfortable with their response than with Nunes’ saying the press shouldn’t have taken Trump’s tweets literally. Uh, no. McCain is right, he didn’t directly criticize Trump, but he said the accusation shouldn’t be taken lightly. As he said,
If the allegation is left out there, it undermines the confidence the American people have in the entire way that the government does business.
Good for him! All may not be lost.